Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"Murder On The 'Ol Bunions" Book Review and Giveaway!

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Murder on The Ol' Bunions

Barbour Publishing, Inc (2008)


Sandra D. Moore


SAndra has been writing for years with historicals being her main focus. By the time she had a polished manuscript in hand, historicals were unpopular. She didn't give up though and decided to try her hand at writing a mystery. A cozy mystery.

Her first book, Murder on The Ol' Bunions , released in April of 2008. Book two of the LaTisha Barnhart Mystery series, Polly Dent Loses Grip, and book three, Eat, Drink and Be Buried will follow in April 2009 and 2010, respectively.

She's almost always running a contest, so drop by her Website, you just might win a free gift!


LaTisha Barnhart’s bunions tell her something’s afoot as she delves deeper into the murder of her former employee, Marion Peters. When LaTisha becomes a suspect, the ante is upped, and she is determined to clear her name and find the culprit.

She’s burping Mark Hamm’s bad cooking to investigate his beef with Marion. . .getting her hair styled at a high falutin’ beauty parlor to see what has Regina Rogane in a snarl. . .playing self-appointed matchmaker between the local chief and a prime suspect. . .and thinking Payton O’Mahney’s music store lease might be the reason he’s singing out of tune when discussion of Marion’s murder arises. LaTisha’s thinking she just might use the reward money to get her bunions surgically removed. But she’s got to catch the crook first.

Small town intrigue, a delightful, vivid cast, and a well-crafted mystery make S. Dionne Moore’s debut novel a must-read! I loved it!~Susan May Warren~Award-winning author of Reclaiming Nick

“S. Dionne Moore has the rare quality of pulling together great characters and compelling plots.”
~Kelly Klepfer~

If you would like to HEAR the first chapter, go HERE and click on the bookcover trailer box!

If you would like to READ, the first chapter of Murder on The Ol' Bunions , go HERE.

I read this book awhile ago and laughed my way through the antics of LaTisha Barnhart and her husband Hardy. This book reminded me of the Amanda Bell Brown series by Claudia Mair Burney with the mystery and humor rolled up into one fun little package. I was entertained from the first chapter to the last page. I truly hope that S. Dionne Moore makes these delightful characters into a series because I would love to revisit these characters again and again!

I will give away a copy of this book to one lucky reader so leave a comment and tell me what your favorite mystery (cozy or otherwise) is and I will enter you in the drawing (don't forget your email address!) Good luck!


Anna said...

Ooo, I would love to read this... enter me please! I don't have a favorite mystery, but my favorite mystery writers are Mary Higgins Clark and Mindy Starns Clark.

writer(_)weaver at yahoo dot com

Lora Lease said...

Hmmmmm... My absolute favorite mystery is Rebecca (I've read it at least a dozen times). Some other favorites are: The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Circular Staircase, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Laura, The Stone Bull, & The Maltese Falcon. And for kids... the Nancy Drew series, Hank the Cowdog series, The Callender Papers, Raising Dragons, Art Fraud Detective, Home School Detectives, and the Cooper Kids Anventure Series.

Please enter me in the drawing. :)

windycindy said...

I adore "Heartsong Presents Mysteries!" Please enter me in your delightful book drawing. I like the humor based in the story line.
Thanks, Cindi

Pamela J said...

I haven't read any mysteries lately. In high school I used to love the Nancy Drew stories. A friend found out about that and brought me three of those to read. I do have one or two others waiting for me to read but don't know which might be my favorite of those. How does one pick which would be a favorite? I have a hard enough time deciding what to cook for lunch or wear to the store. How do I choose among books??
Pam Williams
cepjwms at yahoo dot com

Carole said...

I'm a big mystery fan and can't pick one book only. A few favorite characters would be Perry Mason, Miss Marple, and Inspector Lynley. But for combining humor and mystery, one of the best I've found is Anne George's Southern Sisters series - Murder on a Girls' Night Out, etc.

Thanks for a fun giveaway.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Jo said...

I love reading mysteries and am on a big mystery reading kick right now. This sounds like such a fun read. Please enter me in the drawing


Martha A. said...

Favorite mystery? Hmmmm.....well, the thought that comes to mind right away is Cherry Ames that I grew up reading! i love her stories!

Becky C. said...

This sounds like a fun read.

Please enter me in the contest.

Thank you,

Becky C.

Doreen said...

Hi, I love Heartsong Presents Mysteries! They're awesome! purposedrivenlife4you (at) gmail (dot) com

Sherrylinn said...

Sounds like a great read! My current favorite (i change my mind alot) is "The Cat Who..." series.

rb said...

I like the Alex Rider series...perhaps they were my actual serious foray into mystery world. Though the Three Investigators were a hit back when I was young, they did not really catch on. Oh could been worse..Famous Five? Boxcar children? :D

traveler said...

I enjoy many mysteries but my favorite is the series by Deborah Crombie with Emma and Duncan Kincaid. Thanks for this lovely giveaway.

Cricket said...

I have to say that I adore The Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys mysteries. So sweet!

Cricket4JC AT hotmail DOT com

robin_titan said...

Oooh I adore books like this please enter me! I really love humor and if it has mystery too then count me in! Unfortunately I can never figure solve the murder haha but that's what makes it fun

lc_intocable [at]yahoo [dot] com

mary jo said...

I have read so many mysteries, that I can't pick just one! Please enter me.


Jill said...

Love mysteries! Enter me.


Janna said...

And the winner is...

Lora Lease